A decent number of NBA teams enter the regular season with little expectation of winning enough games to qualify for the postseason, but few have ever done so quite as brazenly as the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers came into this season with a roster that many thought could challenge for the worst record of all-time, cast away several veterans before the trade deadline, engaged in a record-tying 26-game losing streak, and generally looked like a squad with no designs on a winning season. If a basketball fan or analyst took issue with teams tanking over the past few months, it's a safe bet that the Sixers were mentioned.
With a 19-63 record, Philly finished with the NBA's second-worst record — ahead of only the tanking-averse Milwaukee Bucks — and have a 19.9 percent chance of winning the draft lottery. By most metrics, that's a terrible season. So it's a little weird to hear franchise owner Josh Harris call it the exact opposite. From Dei Lynam for CSNPhilly.com (via PBT):
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